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New batteries to change solar energy storage

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While electricity sourcing from storage technologies for renewable energy is only emerging, it could soon become mainstream.

New Types of  Batteries  for Solar Storage” Not Far Away”

Although we have been trying out new systems for storing the energy produced by the Sun there does not seem to be any major developments coming from the big energy players. Millions of individuals have been trying different methods out using all types of devices and different types of batteries

The most successful battery at the moment appears to be the AGM battery (Absorbed Glass Matting). This type of New 

batteries will dis-charge to much lower levels, than a normal wet lead acid battery, the type that is used in cars and trucks. But as we all strive to make renewable energy other methods have started to come to life. By the way one of the best AGM storage batteries on the market are made by Trojan batteries . They are a little more expensive than other makes but they are a heavy duty quality product and well worth looking at if you are interested in building a small bank of solar storage batteries.

A new kid on the block will shortly be the development of the Lithium-Ion solar storage unit. The idea has come from the development of the use of New batteries called Lithium-Ion batteries in the electric cars. These storage units will be tailor made as a thing that consumers can just buy and plug in to a solar panel system or a wind turbine. The idea comes from the car maker Tesla, who may work together with Bosch batteries to produce this product.

In my opinion this will open the gates for more companies to come up with more products and will be of great advantage to home owners and businesses alike.

A typical home owner with solar panels

Of course, could store the electricity when the cost is at the lowest and then use the electricity stored in the home or business when the rates are at their highest, by using New batteries . I actually have a bank of solar panels on my roof here in the UK.

Of course and they work really well.  So, even now in November we still produce electricity on a sunny day. My solar system goes into the national grid. Naturally, the electric produced is bought from us by the electricity provider. Conveniently, if such storage system came onto the market. Such as a custom  custom made one. Then I would think about changing things around.

I have sold New batteries all my working life, but I must confess that these are the most exciting times for change and different battery technologies and inventiveness coming from our Universities and colleges.

Update- Since I wrote this post then things have moved on t a pace. Introductions to the solar market now include ready made battery storage packages for home owners and business alike.

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Tyre Safety-Your Tyres are Critical- In your car’s safety – Hamilton Spectator

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Tyre Safety-Your Tyres are Critical

Tyre Safety – a critical element in your car’s safety

Hamilton Spectator
They can also help you maintain your tyres in peak condition with precision wheel balancing and alignment services.

Be responsible when it comes to your tyres

The word responsible is a good word to use because your tyres are the only thing to come between your car and the road, and along with braking is the most important part

of driving and looking after your car. One of the best web sites for checking about your One of the best web sites for checking about your tyres is www.tyresafe.org  they look at all the recent trends to do with Tyre Safety is www.tyresafe.org  they look at all the recent trends to do with Tyre Safety.

You should always check the condition of your tyres by just having a look for cuts or bumps “eggs” as some people call them, I have put a good

This tyre was sold as a part worn and still had a nail on the inside which was wearing away at the side-wall. The people that sell these do not care a hot about the drivers safety.

example in the picture, but they are usually smaller than this. The next thing is to check the tread depth, the legal limit in the UK is 1.6 mm across ¾ of the tread from the centre outwards, but to be truthful the safest tread depth to use will be 3 mm, this is because some companies allow the grooves and sipes, (which are the tiny slits in a tyre, that help it to dissipate the water) to run out at 3 mm, making the tyre virtually bald but still legal in the eyes of the law.

The next thing is to make sure that your tyres have the correct pressure in them.

Tyres with the wrong pressure will de-stabilise the handling of your car, I am sure that we have all experienced this sometimes in our driving life, a car with a tyre say half flat will give the car a drifting feeling especially say on a motorway at speed. Also the correct  pressures will give your car the best fuel efficiency if they are inflated correctly.

Since this article was first written then we have improved out total tyre experience ! introductions to our service include a new Alloy wheel straightening machine . Also a new tyre repair vulcanising machine and  a state of the art wheel alignment centre.

Finally if you cannot check the tyres by yourself or do not know of  good Local Tyre Centres to do the job for you, then look online for www.pellontyres.co.uk and you will be able to check their nearest tyre centre in your area.

Thanks Eric Roberts

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Hankook Tyres-launches 4 HP tyres

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Hankook Tyres  . Are based in South Korea and was founded in 1941 but then it was known as the Chosun tyre company. The company name that we know today as Hankook tyre was introduced in 1968.

The Hankook tyres company now sells its tyre products. Of course, to many of the Worlds car manufacturers. Consequently, is catching up with the leading tyre companies. Because of the quality of its tyre products and the quality of its tyres that are now known Worldwide. Hankook tyres are now the 7th largest tyre company in the World. Importantly, are now one of the fastest growing tyre companies.

One of the reasons has been the involvement in the field of motorsports. Offering its tyre products for many motorsport racing events. Hankook  are proud to produce products high-quality and performance vehicles. Not just for passenger cars but also for 4×4 vehicles and SUVs as well as for trucks. Some of the car makers that Hankook  supply are the massive car manufacturers.

Such as Toyota, Ford and General Motors. This means that when a tyre company supply them for the original equipment cars, then they can look forward to a fair size chunk of the replacement tyre market in a couple of years when the first ones need replacing.

This is one of the reasons

So, why Hankook  have set up distribution centres in many of the tyre market countries in the World including here in the UK. They have also built new manufacturing plants in China and the USA (Tennessee), they are shortly going to open a new $1 billion tyre manufacturing plant in Indonesia (West Java) to help cope with the huge estimated demand for its tyre products. It is estimated that Hankook will be producing well over 50 million  each year along with other auto products that they see such as brake pads, batteries and alloy wheels for the aftermarket.

Pellon tyres recently became tyre stockists for recently became tyre stockists for Hankook tyres. Hence, a buying group with depots located all across Europe and now in the UK and the USA when they became a member. Of course, buying group with depots located all across Europe and now in the UK and the USA. This has enabled us to buy from the leading manufacturers, where before we were too small as a single independent to interest the huge tyre companies, now as part of this group they are” .

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Winter tyres grip-can help you get a grip in the cold and the Snow- Evening Telegraph

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Winter tyres grip can help you in the cold
Evening Telegraph On damp or wet roads, tyres grip differently — and the braking distance is substantially longer.

Winter tyres

It pleases me very much to see how the British public have responded to the efforts of the owners of tyre outlets and the many motoring publications, that have been

Citroen fitted with 4 Yokohama winter tyres

advising the public about the advantages and safety features of fitting winter tyres to your car.

What started me off committing myself to this subject was the massive increase of traffic on our roads, combined with the worsening winters that we were getting. This in my eyes makes road safety, especially where brakes and other road safety factors are concerned. Cars are travelling and accelerating at much faster speeds and therefore requires better braking systems and tyre technology. The latter is probably my specialist subject and a subject that I am passionate about, therefor the advice that I give to drivers and my customers is in their best interest.

The subject of whether or not to fit winters in November time or not, to me is a “no brainer”. Here in West Yorkshire winter will shortly arriving , in fact this morning the local council gritting trucks are out gritting the icy roads. Winter tyres have a special compound that has silicone added to the rubber compound.

Winter tyres grip

Of course,this ensures that the winters remain flexible in freezing weather conditions, and are still able to maintain there grip on icy or snowy roads. On the other hand a summer ones that do not have additives will begin to harden when the temperature drops below 7 degrees centigrade, when Winter tyres grip . The effect is similar to your wiper blades, we all know that in cold weather that your wiper blades become very hard and will not clean the windscreen, all other rubber items have the same affect, and do not work correctly in cold weather.

If the tyre does not flex because of the cold, then the tread will not be able to do the job of gripping, especially in cold weather or on a very dirty rainy day when you may be traveling at 70 mph on a motorway. Winters will flex and give you the full tread onto the road, together with a much better designed tread pattern made especially for wet and snowy winter conditions, there is no doubt that Winter tyres grip . You owe it to yourself and your family to be as safe as possible on our very busy roads in winter time, none of us know what the weather will throw at us on any given day,(not even the weather man)

Eric Roberts members of Tyresafe.org. 

 

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Nokian Targets CUV-SUV Tyre Market- With Dealer Expansion in The UK and The USA Markets

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Nokian Targets CUV-SUV Tyre Market

This was great news for the tyre industry. But also great news for road safety. So at last the motorists have taken notice of the tyre experts and friends. Many garages and tyre dealers are beginning to increase stocks of snow tyres. But stocks are very low so telephone or go online to see what you can find. Remember this is only the beginning of winter and so snow or winter tyres will be a good investment.

Garages and tyre retailers began to see the motorists complimenting them. On how good these type of tyres really were in snow. Many garages and tyre dealers have some stocks of snow tyres. Hence, stocks are very low so telephone or go online to see what you can find.

Motorists from all over the country. Were bestowing the advantages of changing to winter tyres. From summer tyres for the winter months. Prices in the last few weeks have doubled. Indeed put the price out of reach for many motorists.

Nokian Targets CUV-SUV Tyre Market

Especially with smaller cars, silly when safety is at stake, perhaps next winter people should start buying their tyres at the end of summer. Thus, when prices are not much different to summer tyres.

It looks like the penny may have dropped as regards the drivers of SUV and Crossover vehicles. Indeed many SUV owners are also thinking about a set of spare wheels with snow tyres fitted. This seems to me to make the most common sense thing to do. Of course, you could go to a breakers yard for a set or pair of used wheels to keep the cost down.

SUV drivers really suffered in the harsh snowy winters of a couple of years ago. We noticed that the BMW drivers were all over the road. Skidding on their summer tyres. I think that some of these drivers thought that they were invincible in bad weather. As a result they were far from safe? The large diameter wheels on this type of vehicle meant that in bad weather then they lost control very easily.

Many of these SUV drivers did eventually fit or buy a set of spare steel wheels. This is the most effective way for using winter tyres and you would probably make a set last three winters or more. So, by changing them from your summer tyres from say November to March. Some tyre dealers have started storing customers winter tyres or wheels over the Summer months. Known as “tyre hotels” some for a small fee others may do it for free. Therefore, it may be worth asking, especially for those living in flats or drivers without a garage.

Nokian Targets CUV-SUV Tyre Market

As mentioned before I have had many customers telephoning me. Thanking me for the advice I have given them about fitting snow tyres. One lady customer was so pleased that she came back and wanted a set fitting to her mothers car she was so impressed. The sting in the tail is that suppliers started to inflate prices due to demand. Especially internet companies from the continent.

Nokians were in great demand. They were always number one in European tyre tests and so were much sought after.Now of course Nokian tyres have built up a UK tyre dealer network. Pellon Tyres are the Nokian dealers for the Calder valley area of the UK.

This winter 2010/ 2011 has proved to be worse than the winter before. Indeed November of that year had been breaking records for the coldest and the amount of snow fall. Indeed in South Yorkshire the snow reached depths of two feet in some areas. Of course, stranding many motorists, the only people who could move had either 4×4 s or were fitted with winter tyres.

Garages and auto centres have noticed a massive increase in All-weather tyre sales this winter. However some motorists took the advice of some experts, who commented that, “motorists are becoming much more safety conscious” and “have bought new snow tyres this winter for the first time”. In fact there has been a rapid growth in the number of tyre companies. Hence, that are developing the all-weather tyres.

Nokian Targets CUV-SUV Tyre Market

Most notably Michelin tyres brought out the excellent CrossClimate tyres. This is a bit of an anomaly. because it is a summer tyre with winter tyre capabilities. This tyre carries the three peaks snow tyre sidewall emblem.

These Michelin CrossClimate have proved to be a great success. In fact many motorists are beginning to discover the great advantage of snow and winter tyres in bad weather situations. Garages and tyre dealer began to see the motorists complimenting them. of course, on how good these type of tyres really were in snow.

 Nokian Tyres Inc. is once again expanding its lineup of all-season tires designed specifically for the North American market. The eNtyre C/S targets the growing CUV and SUV tire segment.

Finally Pellon Tyres are still Nokian Tyre dealers after their re-shuffle here in 2021.

Source: Nokian Targets CUV and SUV Tire Market With eNtyre C/S – Suppliers – Modern Tire Dealer

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Essential Areas Every New Business Owner Needs To Focus On This Autumn

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Essential Areas Every New Business Owner Needs

Anyone who has ever launched their own automotive business will tell you that it very rarely feels like the perfect time to do it. No matter how carefully you prepare or how long you wait, there are always going to be some challenges that you did not expect. There will always be a lot of competition, and it will never feel like you have enough time or enough money to execute your launch exactly the way you want to.

However, it is fair to say that now is a more challenging time than most. While there are always going to be hurdles when you are launching your own company, the number of difficulties that businesses are facing right now, from energy costs to supply shortages, makes it even more vital that you are prepared for what is to come. Here are some of the most important things that you need to remember if you are launching a new garage business in the months ahead.

Market Research Never Stops

You will no doubt have done extensive market research. Excitingly, when you were first putting together your business proposal. You will have shown potential investors that you were well aware of the competition out there . Including and how you could create a niche for yourself.

However, this is not something that you can cross off your list permanently. With circumstances changing so quickly all the time, businesses will be pivoting sharply to find new solutions and new ideas. You need to be watching them carefully. So, to make sure that you don’t find yourself squeezed out of your corner of the market.

Budgeting Is Crucial

Most people who launch their own company have a pretty good head for numbers. You will have needed to do a lot of budgeting already to make sure that you have the financing that you need to launch. However, as the latest massive increase in energy costs has shown, the numbers are changing very quickly, and they are not heading in a good direction.

You need to start working on a cushion to carry your company through any tough patches. You should also brainstorm worst-case scenarios to see how feasible your solutions would be. It will be worth talking to an accountant about this. Of course, as the cost of having expert financial advice could be minimal compared to the alternative.

Your Digital Skills Need To Be Sharp

A lot has been made of the pivot to digital. But the way we do business has definitely changed a huge amount over the last couple of years. If you know that your digital skills could do with some brushing up. Then it is worth taking the time to work on this now. The good news is that there are plenty of software suites out there. Of course which have easy-to-follow tutorials.

For example, knowing how to convert files from PDF to Word using Adobe Acrobat Hence ,is the kind of thing that can save you a lot of time. If you have a contract that needs signing urgently. Consequently, you do not want to be rushing around trying to figure out how to do it. Take the time now to make a list of digital skills . Of course you might need and save yourself a lot of time and stress.

Make Sure You’re Covered With Insurance And Legal Advice

The last couple of years has shown us all how important good insurance can be for business owners. With the difficult months on the horizon, the last thing you want is to be left out of pocket following an injury, illness, or accident. Even being out of action for a couple of weeks is the kind of thing that could make life extremely tough. Look for good business insurance that can cover you in case something happens.

It should also give you some coverage in case of a client disagreement. If you have any doubts about your legal rights in that scenario, remember that it is always worth talking to a solicitor. Trying to represent yourself might seem like a cost-saving measure, but it is always better to use the expertise and experience of a professional.

Essential Areas Every New Business Owner Needs- Cybersecurity Is Still A Priority

It may have been lost in the news cycle recently, but cybercrime is still a serious issue both in the United Kingdom and overseas. With so many different responsibilities to juggle when launching a new company, cybersecurity is something that could be easy to overlook. But with experts predicting that this criminal activity is not going to go anywhere any time in the near future, you need to think about what measures you can take.

Your customers and clients will want to know that their money and personal information will be safe with you. Talk to a cybersecurity specialist about where your business could have weak security spots and pay for good software. It is always worth investing in quality security rather than running the risk of losing everything.

 

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Mintex provides stopping power to historic rally championship event

Mintex Rally and Goodyear Tyres

This attached article takes me back to when I was branch manager for a leading tyre company, owned by Goodyear Tyres.

I became interested in rallying through a customer that wanted me to swap some rally tyre around on the wheels and other stuff like that. he said that he would put our company sticker on his car if we did the jobs for free. Many local drivers were self funded and paid for the expenses through their own pockets.

The guy would leave his tyres and wheels with us to repair at our own leisure. I began to take some interest in rallying, but only the tyre side of it. Word soon got round and my area manager told me about a rally car that our company actually sponsored.

The car was a Ford Escort Mk2 driven by a lady contestant.

Her tyres were of course made by Goodyear and I volunteered to attend the rallies and help out with the tyre fitting if any help was needed. After a few small meetings the car was entered into the much larger “Mintex Rally“. The rally was to take part in North Yorkshire close to where I lived near Huddersfield.

Chrissy Ashford was one of the countries leading lady drivers at the time (now sadly passed away). The Mintex Rally was one of the big ones. Goodyear Tyres attended with a huge truck full of spare built up tyres and wheels. The truck would be where the cars parked on their over night stops. If any tyres needed changing then we would do this at the night time stops.

I remember the weather was very icy and snowy.

The Goodyear truck was well equipped with the latest tyre fitting machine. A couple of my staff were also interested and would consequently turn up to help me. Although it was all free work, it did not matter because I was amazed how much that I learned about tyres and tyre compounds.

It was always a good talking point with my customers back at the depot. because of my first hand experience with the Goodyear tyres products and knowledge about the tyres performance including tread patterns and tyre compounds.

I remember making a good impression with Goodyear after breaking all sales records at my Huddersfield branch.

Mintex Rally and Goodyear Tyres.

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TMD Friction and its renowned braking brand Mintex provided the stopping power to the latest round of the Historic Rally Car Register (HRCR), the largest historic rally championship in the UK. Formed in 1984, HRCR has

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Leisure Battery Suppliers UK, All types of 12 volt Leisure Batteries- Online to most UK Areas.

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Leisure Battery Suppliers

As a result, we sell all types of 12 volt Leisure Batteries and Deep Cycle Batteries Online.Hence, with UK Free Delivery. Leisure Batteries, Deep Cycle Batteries 12 Volt. Including Caravan Batteries, Motorhome Batteries, …

Eric Roberts‘s insight:

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BatteriesOnTheWeb offer great choice and quality at excellent prices

One of the most up and coming Leisure Battery Suppliers to trade on the internet are Batteries On The Web . The company have now been trading online

for five years. Of course,and are rapidly building up a reputation. Thus, for their service and an excellent range of battery products.

The owner has actually been in business selling Batteries for 35 years . Consequently, in his battery store located in Halifax West Yorkshire UK. Because of their success they decided to start selling on line using the web name of www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk . The company have now gone from strength to strength; selling many different types of Caravan Leisure Batteries, such as for golf, UPS systems, trucks, tractors even for kids ride on toys and many more applications.

The online store are one of the countries largest Leisure Battery Suppliers and also offers other  top name batteries, most of who are made by Johnson controls, the World’s biggest battery makers or made by Yuasa batteries.

Some of our names include Varta, FirstPower, Trojan batteries, Lucas batteries, Numax leisure batteries and much more. They also sell other products such as Ring Electrical battery chargers and C-Tech battery chargers, along with Poorboy’s car cleaning products. Altogether a good selection for the online customer to browse through. The companies motto is “We offer old fashion Values, using modern day technology” So, since I published this post then Johnson Controls have sold off their battery division.

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Car Tyres Repairs from Repair Specialists

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Car Tyres Repairs from Repair Specialists

So a little bit of history ! As a life long tyre guy then specialists tyre repairs have always been around. Of course I can now go back to the very beginning when the radial car tyres were introduced. Firstly many of these tyres were fitted with inner tubes. Especially the Michelin tyre brand on the early French imported cars. Including Renault and Citroen. So, car tyres containing Inner tubes were very common. Also relatively easy to repair. When the tubes were removed they were either repairable or ripped to pieces ! Due them being run on when deflated.

Then came the “tubeless tyres”

Very early in my tyre career, we were introduced to the “tubeless tyres“. These are still the norm in today’s tyre market. Remembering that my manager at the time said they would “never catch on” !

Consequently, we were given some primitive training on how to mend these tyres when they had a puncture. All sorts of ne products were introduced and shown to us by different tyre repair sales men. So, one guy tried to sell us what was a ball of string soaked in vulcanised rubber. A piece was cut off the ball and pushed through the hole in the tyres tread ! Where the nail had penetrated the tyre. This I will never forget ! Because his demonstration tyre had about 500 of these pieces of string pushed into holes ! While the tyre was still inflated.

So it resembled a large hedgehog ! Very strange ! However this never took off and a sort of mushroom repair patch became the standard. The repair area was buffed and cleaned of any dirt. Probable cause would be a nail or screw. As a result the object was removed and the hole drilled to take one of the mushroom repair patches.

These were to be the answer for years to come. The stem of the mushroom would fill the hole caused by the nail and the inside had a vulcanised patch covering the internal damaged area ! perfect !

Bigger holes required a different repair method

Moving on a few years, then I got a job working for a tyre repair specialists in Leeds. So, the coal and steel industry in the UK was at full swing. Consequently, there was a need to repair the giant tyre that were fitted to the giant earth-moving machines. Significantly larger than the car tyres that I was used to repairing and a new challenge.

Believe it or not the systems for repairing were much the same except of course the difference in size. In fact you could get inside most of these large tyre to repair them. So, in the next five years I was able to learn a great deal about different tyre repairing methods. Of course this was to help me in the coming years of owning my own tyre business.

So, to bring us up to date we have now installed a “hot vulcanised car tyre repair machine“. Car tyre have become much larger in recent years. Of course mainly due to the advent of the SUV  type of vehicles and large motorhomes. Tyre damage to the shoulder area can be repaired by using our specialist equipment. Although good profit for us , then it can also save the customer a small fortune ? naturally by not having to buy a new tyre.

All round tyre service

As a tyre centre owner for over forty years now, then it has always been my aim to be an all round tyre service facility for my customers in the Halifax area. So the addition of such equipment including an alloy wheel straightening machine . Including a new “four wheel alignment centre” has brought us very close to achieving this goal.

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Could Driverless Cars Empty Cities?Autonomous cars could see Brits escape to suburbs – Car Keys

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Could Driverless Cars Empty Cities

It comes as no surprise that the first autonomous systems. Able to control steering, braking, and accelerating. So, have already started appearing in cars. Automobile giants like Ford, GM, Toyota, Nissan, Volvo, and Audi have all shown off cars that can drive themselves. As a result, they have all declared that within a decade. They plan to sell some form of advanced automated cars.

Thus, taking over driving on highways or to be able to park themselves in a garage. Google, meanwhile, is investing millions in autonomous driving software. Subsequently, its driverless cars have become a familiar sight. Especially, on the highways around Silicon Valley. Hence, over the last several years.

The first autonomous systems, which are able to control most of the cars systems. Therefore, have already started appearing in cars. The big car manufactures,  have all shown off cars that can drive themselves. I must confess that this is something that I cant get my head round? The thought of all these cars bobbing about town scares the pants off me.

Especially in small towns with Victorian infrastructure such as in Halifax here in the UK. So it may be OK in Silicon valley, but not many other places. I realise that If we think about it, we humans actually make terrible drivers. Not to mention, reckless drivers. People who fiddle with their phones, maps or GPS while driving are responsible for significant number of accidents.

The software that self-driving cars uses is smart enough to detect the wait time at traffic signals and also on road stops which would reduce unnecessary traffic congestion on busy streets. I do agree though with the people who took part in this survey. if I lived in a town or city then I would move to the country side. Escape would be the only way. However I do not think it will  happen in my lifetime?

What the survey says about the autonomous cars-

Autonomous cars could see Brits escape to suburbs – Car Keys